Irish Producers & Makers
We are so blessed to be living and breathing on a beautiful island full of tasty talent and creative makers. From renowned Irish staples, to innovative new ventures, all of our specially selected suppliers are must-have additions to all discerning larders, pantries, cupboards and bedrooms alike!
Achill Island Sea Salt - Mayo
The O'Malley clan were so inspired by a documentary on a long forgotten tradition of sea salt production on Achill Island, that they began producing it in their family kitchen. They've come a long way since that day in 2013, and now ship their Grade A high mineral content salt worldwide. They use a combination of sustainable traditional and modern techniques to create a great tasting, pure, and natural Irish sea salt, which is still organically hand harvested in small batches. If you ever find yourself enjoying the Wild Atlantic Way, and the landscape and thrills of Achill Island itself, be sure to visit the O'Malley's at their Achill Island Sea Salt Visitor Centre, where visitors can get a unique behind-the-scenes tour of how they make their award-winning Achill Island Salt.
The Apple Farm - Tipperary
Nestled in the lush Golden Vale, between Cahir and Clonmel in Co Tipp, the Traas family can be found growing 60 different varieties of apples on their farm, along with various varieties of strawberries, raspberries, cherries, plums, and pears. This cornucopia goes into making a range of hand-pressed juices, both still and sparkling. Should you find yourself down this neck of the woods, why not launch a tent in the back of the car and pitch it on the Traas family campsite?
Aran Craft - Kildare
Aran Craft was originally established by Molly Cullen in 1957, after creating beautiful Aran designs with her mother and grandmother for many years. Molly’s dream was to incorporate a family knitting business whose heritage stretched back for over 100 years.
Barry’s Tea, ‘Gold Blend’ - Cork
You simply can’t beat a box of Barry’s Gold Blend. This iconic brand has spent years (since 1901, in fact) perfecting their much-loved tea blends, in Kinsale, Co Cork. Their black tea leaves are responsibly sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ tea gardens, helping to safeguard farmers and their local environment. That gets the big thumbs up from us.
Bean & Goose - Wexford
Mmmmmmm. Chocolate… The Bean & Goose journey began in 2014 when sisters Karen and Natalie started crafting chocolate from their home at Last Tree Farm, Wexford. Using only the finest, single origin beans from around the world, the sisters love experimenting with flavours. As a result, their brand has gone from strength to strength. Inspired by all things local – including their landscape, ingredients and the people – they create a range of products that grow and change with the seasons. The perfect way for fellow chocoholics to indulge themselves!
Bunalun - Cork
For the last 21 years, this wonderful Irish company has been providing a broad range of 100% organic, sustainable food products, across a range of affordable everyday grocery items. We have managed to whittle down their vast variety of goods to just some of our favourite staples to add our Larder.
Butler’s Organic Eggs - Carlow
In Hacketstown, Co Carlow, there is a happy flock of free-range hens roaming on organic pasture. Land that is cultivated without chemicals or artificial fertilisers. This tenacity has led David and Paula Butler to win numerous awards – deserved recognition of their hard work, maintaining the very best in Irish farming and food production. With this, they have secured a more family-friendly future by developing an organic egg legacy they can pass down to their children, Noel and Kate.
Clintons Crisps - North Dublin
The Clintons have been farming potatoes on their Skerries farm, for the last seven generations – so, it’s safe to say they know a thing or two about spuds. In 2018, brothers Martin and Sean decided to peel back their pure potato business, turning their hand to making crisps. And, lo, Clintons Crisps was born to create an Irish crisp like no other, with texture, flavour, and that all-important crunch, to rave reviews. Cooked in 100% rapeseed oil, you get a crisp with a distinctive bite, which is non-GMO and free of nasties; as natural as it can be. Additionally, Clintons Crisps are the only complete range available in Ireland that are vegan friendly and free from all 14 allergens.
Dr Coy’s Health Foods - Wicklow
Founded by the wonderful Alison Stroh, she glimpsed a gap in the market for a truly healthy chocolate snack. One product we’ve become rather addicted to is the innovated, patented Nutritional Chocolate Bar, which actually lowers blood glucose levels compared to chocolate containing sugar. Offering certified health benefits, this range of products boasts a bounty of nuts and fruit, coconut oil, bouillon and the all-important chocolate, allowing for guilt-free cooking and general indulgence.
Dunany Flour - Louth
Located in the unspoilt East coast of Ireland, this organic flour is grown, dried, milled and packaged by the Workman Family. Cultivating traditional varieties of wheat is of particular interest to the Workmans. Using stone ground mills, they produce wonderfully soft, fine ground wholemeal, spelt and rye flours. All flour is freshly milled to order, retaining the recognisably outstanding quality of taste and texture that we love.
Flahavan’s - Waterford
Enveloped around family and place, plus one single cereal, the Flahavan Family have been sowing their oats on miles of lush farmland around the Comeragh Mountains. Powered by the River Mahon, The Mill itself dates back to the 1780’s. We’ve long been big fans of their Jumbo Porridge Oats, and thrilled to see the arrival of Oat Milk to their fantastic range.
The Good Crop Company - Cavan
Established by organic sheep farmer Felix Cropp, the Good Crop Company began as a way to supplement Felix’s farm income and to allow him to diversify. Based in Corleggy Farm, Belturbet, County Cavan, this innovative company sources and imports a wide range of certified organic wholefoods from around the world. Boasting pulses, grains, cereals, nuts, seeds and dried fruit, Cropp’s Crops are always produced with sustainability and fair-trade in mind.
Harry’s Nut Butter - Dublin
Born and raised in the Fumbally Café, Dublin 8, Harry’s Nut Butter Original is just the right blend of sweet and salty. Harry is living his dream; jarring out Dublin’s best nut butter and having a lot of fun doing it. Add this super versatile nut butter to your cooking, simmer it into soups for a West African twist, or add some fish sauce and lime to make a sour Malaysian style dipping sauce. Smokey, kinda sweet, typically salty, it’s totally at home on a cheese board, lobbed in a sandwich, and – most importantly – incredible on toast. He's now added a couple of more totally addictive blends to the range: Coco Buzz and Pure Peanut.
Katie’s Kombucha - Dublin
Just like our Naomi, Katie is also a Ballymaloe trained chef and fascinated by all things fermented. Her wonderfully effervescent, naturally brewed kombucha drink is made in small batches right around the corner from us in Dalkey, Co Dublin. Kombucha is considered a naturally functional food and there are two delicious flavours to choose from: Raspberry (flavoured with 100% Wicklow raspberries) and Apple & Dandelion (flavoured with 100% organic apples). In addition to being unpasturised and sustainably produced, it is vegan, gluten-free, and boasts recyclable packaging.
Kerrygold Butter - Irish
No Irish fridge is complete without it. Whether it’s for spuds, baking, spreading, or sauces – we all know we make the best butter in the world. Even the French are hooked on our golden perfection! Speaking of which, who’s taking the horse to France?
Kilmurry Jams - Wicklow
Essential in every Irish kitchen cupboard, Kilmurry Jams are handmade by Bella Kinghan at the foot of the Big Sugar Loaf, County Wicklow. Using a traditional open pan technique, her entire range is free from artificial additives, colourings or preservatives. If we had to choose two of our favourites from this selection of award-winning tasty preserves; the Raspberry Jam and Orange Marmalade all day long.
Lilly’s Eco Clean - Clare
Lily kicked off her business as a one-woman-show, based around her need to create a product that would be eco-friendly and not cause skin allergies, or breathing difficulties.
All her products are chemical free, made from 100% biodegradable ingredients, and made in the beautiful surroundings of The Burren, Co Clare.
Lovato Candles - Cork
The wildly talented Jason Hamilton-Foott has stamped his love of travelling, and appreciation of Irish life, on this range of beautifully scented candles and diffusers. Hand-poured in Bandon, County Cork, using only 100% natural soy wax and unique blends of fragrance oil.
Maria Lucia Bakes - Dublin
In 2013, the super-friendly Maria started her Irish granola company, baking in her home kitchen, before selling her wares at local farmer’s markets. With her quest to produce a range of delicious, high-quality, premium granola complete, Maria has since extended her range to incorporate award-winning gluten-free granolas, porridge and muesli. Despite her successful expansion, everything is still small batch baked, ensuring each consignment is handled with care.
La Collina Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Dublin/Italy
Sitting astride a hilltop, in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, lies an olive grove... Its owner, Paul Talini, and wife Sheila (both Irish), fell in love with the house and its groves when they first stumbled across it many moons ago. Since then, they have increased their acreage and currently produce small quantities of high quality cold-pressed extra virgin olive to fit alongside their aged balsamic vinegar. Paul and Sheila are our neighbours here in Glenageary, and our cooking wouldn’t be the same without their incredible oils and vinegars.
Laura Jayne Halton Design - Kildare
Given Naomi only recently snapped up one of Halton’s stunning illustrations to bedeck her wall with, we are truly delighted to be able to feature Laura Jayne’s artwork on our site. One of Ireland’s leading bespoke fashion designers, Laura Jayne has created an award-winning aesthetic fusion that sparks instant recognition. Showcased at a host of prestigious red-carpet events – from the Academy Awards in LA, to the International Rose of Tralee Festival – Laura Jayne has collaborated on many international projects in furniture design, fine art and illustration.
McCabe’s Coffee - Wicklow
Not only is this one of our favourite tipples of a morning, but we admire the McCabe’s ethos of working with farmers globally when producing their award-winning, single origin and fair-trade certified coffee blend, which is hand-roasted daily in County Wicklow. In their efforts to help reduce global warming, McCabe’s teamed up with Tree Nation to plant one tree for every 10 boxes of coffee sold, while their Project 20/20 currently supports a poverty reduction program for sustainable Nepalese coffee. Fairtrade – and fair play!
The Nature of Things - Dublin
Benoit is the brains behind this exceptional range of beautifully designed, essential oils and gift sets, all bottled locally in the heart of Dublin. The Nature of Things is on a mission to enhance people’s lives with simple, natural, and ethically produced products. Distilled from the finest organic suppliers around the world, these oils can be used alone, or combined with other essential oils to bring the ultimate sensory experience to your home.
Olly’s Farm Dublin Honey - Dublin
Beekeeper Olly produces our favourite, award-winning 100% raw honey from his many apiaries dotted around South Dublin and North Wicklow – from the smallholding in Glenasmole, to the rooftop of Teelings Whiskey Distillery in Dublin 8, and the orchards of Powerscourt and Kilruddery Estate. These products are seasonal, therefore, the wonderful flavours and colour change throughout the year. Even royalty have been gifted his golden nectar! Olly’s story is truly inspirational, achieving his dream of being self-sufficient in Glenasmole at the foothills of the Dublin mountains.
Oxmantown Skincare - Dublin
Amy spent years travelling the world, training in holistic therapies, before returning to Ireland and setting up Oxmantown Skincare in Stoneybatter, Dublin 7. This beautiful brand of skincare is natural, ethical, and environmentally friendly. All products are made in small bundles, not tested on animals (obviously), plus all of Amy’s ingredients are sustainably sourced. Treat someone (or yourself) to something special, that smells as good as it looks.
Paper Rock Flower - Dublin
Our bubbly neighbour, Julieanne, set up her gorgeous floral design company specialising in charming bouquet designs that look effortlessly stylish and natural. Each design seems freshly handpicked and gathered from the surrounding native woodlands. Be it modern or traditional, wild or sophisticated, her imaginative displays are simply stunning, always seasonal and on-trend. Gift a loved one, or simply adorn your dining table!
Revive Active - Galway
Founded in 2011, Revive Active multivitamin formula was fueled by a vision to enrich people’s lives with scientifically formulated, award-winning supplements that really work.
A 100% Irish company, based in Galway, their products are now exported worldwide. Each range of supplements supports prime brain, skin, joint, energy and immune functionality. A great all-rounder, their formulation of 26 active vitamins and minerals are there to help us take better care of ourselves! Suitable for diabetics, vegetarians, vegans and coeliacs.
The Richmount Cordial Company - Longford
Sittin at their kitchen table, in January of 2013, David and Martina Burns took a leap of faith – and planted 920 elder saplings on their land in County Longford. Their goal? To produce small batches of award-winning Irish elderflower cordial – free from concentrate, artificial sweeteners, flavourings and sulphites. In 2017, they planted a further 1,200 saplings, and all trees are managed sustainably. Deliciously floral and refreshing, this artisan product is best garnished with homegrown mint, citrus slices and Irish berries; a must-have for all larders.
Scribble & Stone - Dublin
Contemporary, exquisite, and usually found dangling around Naomi's neck, Irish designer Jenny Kiernan’s stunning jewellery is created using a wide variety of materials, including gemstones, leather, laser-cut Perspex, and metal. Each crafted component is carefully sourced, before being hand-finished in her Dublin design studio.
Sheridan's Cheesemongers - Galway
The infamous Sheridan’s Cheesemongers is still run by its original owner’s brothers Kevin and Seamus Sheridan, and Fiona Corbett. It all started with selling cheese at the Galway Saturday Market in 1995. Their Galway shop opened shortly after, stacked with Irish farmhouse cheeses piled from floor to ceiling. Dublin markets and a shop in the capital on South Anne Street in the city centre were established the following year, and their Irish cheeses were quickly joined by their European cousins as well as a huge range of other artisan foods including olive oils, cured meats, condiments and pasta sourced during travels in Europe.
Siúcra Granulated Sugar - Irish
Siúcra has been providing Irish households with the key component for making delicious homemade treats for more than 85 years. Whether you take a sprinkling over cereal, or use a spoon in your cuppa, the ways sugar can subtly enhance a taste experience are boundless. Did we mention we also sell Barry’s Tea Gold Blend? Siúcra’s other half!
Solaris Tea - Galway
A family-owned business located on the rugged West Coast of Ireland, Joerg and Karin are two qualified Medical Herbalists who have turned their passion into blending and preparing a wide range of quality, whole-leaf organic teas. The proud recipients of 13 Great Taste Awards, their array of teas are solely composed of exceptional natural ingredients. Their continued daily inspiration and motivation remains the same: sharing a love for the most refreshing cup of tea – pure from leaf to cup.
Terry McDonagh Photography - Dalkey
Dalkey-based Terry is a master at capturing our iconic locality and its inhabitants. From a dolphin frolicking against a Dalkey Island backdrop, chilly swimmers changing at a frosty Forty Foot, to portraying Sandycove as a tropical paradise during our sporadic heat waves – his imagery can only be described as eye-catching. Hats off to Terry for braving the elements year round to bring us such incredible landscapes!
Wildwood Vinegars - Mayo
Based in the little village of Rathlackin, near Ballina in County Mayo, Fionntán Gogarty is the man behind this range of multi award-winning balsamic vinegar. Describing himself as a cocktail of ‘¼ Meath, ¼ Italian-Sicilian, ¼ French, and ¼ Donegal’, he says the influence of grandmothers from both sides of his family can be found in his creations. The artisanal flavours used are inspired by the wild flowers, berries, seaweeds, and herbs foraged throughout the Mayo landscape and Fionntán’s own garden. Beautifully bottled, these vinegars are something special to savour.
White Mausu - Dublin
Our Naomi and Katie Sanderson go way back to their youthful days catering at weddings here, there and everywhere! The super talented Katie and Jasper are the two masterminds behind this deliciously acclaimed range of condiments. Inspired by the chilli oils that Katie grew up with in Hong Kong, this range of rayu is a trio of addictive flavour explosions that brings pzazz to anything – from rice bowls, stir-fries and grilled meats, to crunchy salads, and that all-important avocado on toast.